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Postmortem

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Thayer's death results in a legal tug-of-war between the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Eventually the Met wins and receives most of Thayer's ... More


An Intellectual Sewer

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 1 introduces us to Scofield Thayer in the following anecdote. In 1924, a nationally know portrait artist visited Worcester, Massachusetts, to paint the portrait of a college president. ... More


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